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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Maine Granite Industry-Hall Quarry

Most companies provided the other tools such as, chisels,points, and other tools. The tools had to be sharpened a lot each day.

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Historic Hallowell - Solid Foundations - Hallowell Granite

… made it easily worked in the quarry and under the chisel. When dressed it was almost as white as marble, and when polished its surface glittered…

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Historic Hallowell - Early Industry and Bombahook

… are the heart of the granite industry where sharp chisels were an absolute necessity. Wire Mill on Vaughan Brook.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - 1940 to Present Day

A time-line chiseled into a granite wall in the business section on Main Street highlights important events in the town’s history, and Thomaston…

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New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - East New Portland Village

He chiseled D.H. 1783 on the front and E.H. on the back. Also recorded this account in town records so future generations would know the history of…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Native Americans

… were replaced with smaller forms of celts and chisels. This is believed to reflect the innovation of birchbark canoe construction from the prior…